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Get ready for some bangin clips of 3D rendered fury. I have a comic book from '88 and it I always thought it's make a great animated flick. Of course, my 1988 aesthetic sensibilities did nothing to prepare me for this.
They're speculating something big. Why? "All signs point to something important in the announcement, as NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe will make opening remarks. He is typically not involved in science announcements and did not participate in the previous blockbuster presentation of Opportunity's water discovery." Oh how I hate the hype.
Oh well, it turns out the 150 mile race turned out to be more like a technological lesson in murphy's law. While none of the vehicles came even close to finishing, they have until 2015 to iron out the kinks.
"There's a mandate from Congress that at least a third of all military vehicles be autonomous by the year 2015. The answers were not coming fast enough for the agency, so it decided to dangle a one million dollar prize to all comers."
Show those mega media companies what your made of. Resist the urge to plop your fanny down in front of the magic glowing box for just one week and you'll have an extra 31 hrs to go outside and remind yourself how good not-so processed air feels on your face.
NPR says "At the crack of dawn this Saturday, a 200-mile race across the Mojave Desert begins. The competitors are robotic vehicles taking on the form of SUVs, dune buggies and golf carts. It's the DARPA Grand Challenge, a contest designed by the Pentagon and its Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to spur advancements in the field of robotics. The race is open to all-comers, so the government is hoping the $1 million prize will encourage university teams and garage scientists alike to come up with designs that may some day save lives on the battlefield.
"The Stelladaptor 2600 to USB Interface lets you plug in old Atari 2600 joysticks and paddles into your PC for use in your favorite emulator. While any program that can read incoming 8-direction digital joystick signals should work with the device, special software must be installed to use the analog Atari 2600 paddle and driving controllers. The Stelladaptor is set to ship March 21st for $30."
miniml | fonts One of the original makers of flash pixel fonts. When using these fonts in flash 5 or older, lock-down the upper left corner of the font's bounding box to an exact pixel. If you don't, they start looking all fuzzy. Any justification other than LEFT justification to the text will make the font look fuzzy. If you embed the font into a movie clip, the font's upper left corner of it's bounding box NEEDS to be locked down to a pixel inside the movie clip. The movie clip's upper left bounding box MUST to be locked down to a pixel on the root timeline. Scaling the font or the MC containing the font will make the text look fuzzy. I'll say it again, Scaling the font or the MC containing the font will make the text look fuzzy. Unexplained fuzzy text appears many times in my projects. It drives me nuts when I check all of the anchor points and find that everything is exactly on a pixel. Not 4.3, 4.6, 4.8, just 4.0. Then I check the scaling and see that the dimensions of the movie clip or text is 100% x 99.9%. This can happen sometimes when moving an MC and grabbing a scaling anchor by mistake. Other times it could be just magic, but it happens.
Those are all of the problems I've had. Download & have fun